Chef Vincent Tan – The “Iron Chef” from Malaysia

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A native of Malaysia, the Executive Chef of Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives – Vincent Tan’s culinary journey spans thirty remarkable years with a string of triumphant accolades and awe-inspiring experiences. Having served his cooking to dignitaries and Heads of States such as Prince Andrew of the United Kingdom and Madeline Albright, the former Secretary […]

Maldives Travel Awards 2017 celebrates the best of Maldives’ tourism industry

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) has celebrated the best of Maldives’ tourism industry at the MATATO Maldives Travel Awards Gala 2017. The Maldives Travel Awards Gala was held at Adhaaran Select Hudhuranfushi, attended by tourism industry stakeholders, professionals, dignitaries and media. The event saw the presenting of 27 awards; where 430 […]

Tourist arrivals from Asia Pacific region to surge with Hong Kong Airlines’ direct flights

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Tourist arrivals from the Asia Pacific region are expected to grow next year, with the commencement of direct flights by Hong Kong Airlines. The airline recently announced that it would begin operating a three-time weekly service to the Maldives starting January 16, 2018. Hong Kong Airlines hopes to deliver an unforgettable experience to its passengers […]

Maldives shines at the prestigious Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A number of luxury properties from the Maldives have swept awards at the prestigious Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards. The awards ceremony was held at the Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, Thailand, to honour the world’s finest in the hospitality industry. A number of resorts, hotels and guesthouses from the Maldives had triumphant moments, as they won […]

Hurawalhi Island Resort gears up to celebrate one year

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hurawalhi Island Resort is gearing up for its first anniversary celebrations in December. In an announcement coinciding with the celebrations, Hurawalhi Island Resort said: “Lady Luck will award someone with a second holiday to one of the Maldives’ trendiest and most luxurious resorts.” Hurawalhi Island Resort is celebrating the grand occasion with a lucky prize […]

ILAA Maldives marks 25 years, launches new logo and website

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]ILAA Maldives Pvt Ltd has celebrated its 25th anniversary with a grand event held at Hotel Jen, unveiling a new logo and improved website. Established in August 1991 by Adnan Moosa and Hamdhiyya Abdul Gafoor, ILAA Maldives has been providing quality engineering solutions with world-renowned products across Maldives. Hamdhiyya Abdul Gafoor – the director and […]

Gaushan De Silva: A nomadic Chef experimenting and reinventing cuisines

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Executive Chef at the lauded Velaa Private Island and a native to Sri Lanka – Gaushan De Silva is steadily rising to the top of the culinary world with his innovative and flavoursome creations. Chef Gaushan has been nothing short of inspiring to the Maldivian hotel industry – his first stint as the head […]

Five Maldives properties named amongst The 50 Best Resorts in the World by Condé Nast Traveller

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards by Condé Nast Traveller, five luxurious properties in the Maldives have been listed under ‘The Best 50 Resorts in the World’. Naladhu Private Island, NIYAMA Private Islands, One&Only Reethi Rah, Soneva Fushi and Cheval Blanc Randheli made it to the exclusive list. More than 300,000 travellers took part […]

‘Dream Island Veli Dinner’ at Hurawalhi Island Resort – A new beach dining experience

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hurawalhi Island Resort has taken beach dining to new heights with their newly launched beach dining event – The Dream Island Veli Dinner. The Dream Island Veli Dinner is perfect for a group dining event, couples and solo travellers. “Tapping into the ubiquitous soft sand, fiery sunsets and flavourful staples of Maldivian cuisine, the divine […]

Romantic beach dining at Meeru Island Resort this October

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Meeru Island Resort & Spa is offering a delightful gastronomic experience by the beach for couples this October. The offer opened on October 5, marked by a full moon dinner at the Asian Wok Beach where a savoury spread including Maldivian cuisines was laid out at the buffet, according to the resort. A special dinner […]

Special buddymoons packages at Amari Havodda Maldives

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Amari Havodda Maldives has introduced special deals for ‘buddymooners’—Newly-weds bringing along their friends (buddies) or family members on their holiday trip are one of the latest trends in travel. The special package includes complimentary transfers for a minimum of three nights in a Beach Villa. Complimentary domestic flights and speedboat transfers for two adults, a […]

COMO Hotels and Resorts celebrates World Food Day

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]COMO Hotels and Resorts, in partnership with MasterCard, is participating in World Food Day celebrations. COMO’s hotels that span across Asia, Australia, Europe, America and the Caribbean have initiated cuisine-related plans that will directly support the local communities. COMO Hotels and Resorts has also partnered with Mastercard to celebrate World Food Day by highlighting the […]